The typical Scot!

Recently we were doing a bit of research on line (as we frequently do) to provide those who have ‘liked’ the Houston Kiltmakers ‘like’ page on Facebook with fresh, inviting up to date content! Now you can imagine our shock when we typed Famous Scots in to google images and two of the most featured characters were Grounds Keeper Willie from the Simpsons and Shrek! Now wait just a tartan weavin’ second here! Is this really how the world sees us? Wait, don’t answer that!

Groundskeeper Willie

Stereotypes are well known the world over, but we thought it was funny that when mentioning famous Scots the first person that sprang to mind was a cartoon! This got us thinking! On our Facebook page we set a challenge for the masses; we said name the first famous Scot that comes to mind to see how many we could come up with. The list was extensive, but we can’t help feeling we might have missed a few out? So now we put the challenge to YOU!

Below is a list of famous Scots our Facebook friends created, we challenge you to name a Scot not on the list! Comment below! Don’t forget to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter

Famous Scots

Sean Batty

Robert Burns

Sean Connery

Paolo Nutini

Ewan MacGregor

Robert the Bruce

Ali Defoy

Tom Conti

William Wallace

Gerard Butler

James McAvoy

Robbie Coltrane

Frankie Boyle

Alexander Fleming

John Logie Baird

John Adam

Alan McNish

Alexander Graham Bell

Midge Ure

Annie Lennox

Amy McDonald

Ann Gloag

Neil Oliver

Colin MacRae

Sir Chris Hoy

Craig Ferguson

David Tennant

Karen Gillan

Gerry Rafferty

Lorraine Kelly

Billy Connolly

Bon Scott AC/DC

The Crankies

Alex Harvey

Who have we missed? Comment below and let us know!

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3 Responses

  1. Robert says:

    You didn’t have the Baycity Rollers

  2. Greatest artist, real name Jack Hoggan

  3. Martyn says:

    A few more:
    Adam Smith – Economist (Kirkcaldy)
    Robert Watson-Watt – Development of radar (Brechin)
    Andrew Carnegie – Industrialist (Dunfermline)
    James Watt – Inventor (Greenock)
    Walter Scott – Novelist (Edinburgh)
    Andy Stewart – Singer (Glasgow)

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